PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The town of Portsmouth will present the Portsmouth Award to 2 local residents at the next Portsmouth Town Council meeting Monday night.
The Portsmouth Award
The award, which honors a Portsmouth resident, business, or group for “consistently demonstrated excellence in professional and community leadership,” will be presented to Caroline “Bunny” Miller and Robert Dyl Jr.
Miller “was instrumental and showed outstanding initiative and motivation in creating the (Portsmouth) Dog Park Planning Committee in 2013 after the tragic loss of her beloved dog Oscar.
“Caroline has personally been involved in every aspect of the Dog Park, from idea and presentation to the Town Council, to securing and clearing the location, to many fundraising activities including selling engraved paving stones…
“Caroline is still heavily involved in every aspect of the Dog Park including continuing efforts to improve the Park and has dedicated many countless hours over the past four years to bring her vision of the Dog Park to fruition,” according to town documents.
Dyl “…has over 25 years of volunteering for Portsmouth Youth Sports including many positions held in leadership, coaching and administration…,” according to town documents.
“Robert has been the President of the Challenger Baseball Team; which caters to boys and girls with special needs; for the last 12 years. Hundreds of children have played baseball while Robert has been President…
“Robert has organized numerous fundraisers so that the Challenger Baseball players may play for free. The team has always been funded through private donations and charity. He has also organized trips to the Paw Sox and the Red Sox for the children and their families.”
Portsmouth Police Retirements
The town of Portsmouth will also present proclamations to Portsmouth Police Lt. Anthony Cambrola and Det. Lt. Alberto Bucci in recognition of their retirement and service to the town.
Lt. Cambrola has served on the Portsmouth Police Department from Jan. 2, 1988 to June 30, 2017.
Det. Lt. Bucci, the public information officer for the department, has served on the Portsmouth Police Department from June 1, 1996 to June 30, 2017.
The Town Council meeting will begin Monday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road. The meeting is open to the public.
Featured below is the entire meeting agenda.